Oliver Singer plays the character of WILL in End of the Cornfield. Check out our interview with Oliver and learn more about his experience voicing Will and his upcoming projects.
Why acting? What do you love about it?
Acting is a practice for living. I can think of no other form that demands such direct expansion of awareness and empathy.
You’re also a screenwriter and working on your own feature. What has that process been like for you?
For me, it’s all about non-attachment. When dreaming the story, the net is cast wide — and the ideas come like black pearls. Or at least they feel that way. But no matter how great the luster of any idea, if it doesn’t serve the journey of the main character, it must be filtered out… We throw back a lot of black pearls in this game (always with gratitude).
What initially drew you to the project (End of the Cornfield)?
Working on End of the Cornfield was my opportunity to work with Abbey Monnin. That was the only draw I needed. She’s a fellow creator whom I’ve always admired.
How would you describe your character Will?
Will is struggling with imposter syndrome. He’s afraid his life won’t mean anything without finding success outside of the small town he grew up in. Alas, he also doesn’t think he’s worthy of that success.
Is there a moment or scene (without giving any major plot points away) that resonated with you?
There’s a moment where Will feels his value is tied to someone else’s love for him. I’ve felt that. I’m still trying to learn from it.
Who inspires you as an actor?
Always Daniel Day-Lewis. Christian Bale. Cate Blanchett. Michelle Yeoh. Charlize Theron. Tom Hardy. Denzel Washington. Ian McKellen. Sam Rockwell. I mean… hah, so many. It’s impossible to list just one.
What are some of your upcoming projects?
I have a few screenplays on the market, but no sales yet. I’ll let ya know 😉
Favorite place in LA: Point Dume
Favorite hike in LA: Zuma Trailhead
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